2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Distance Learning Steering

Item 131 #1c

Item 131 #1c

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Education, Secretary of FY2001 $250,000 FY2002 $0 GF

Page 87, line 3, strike "$629,257" and insert "$879,257".
Page 87, after line 42, insert:
"D.1. The Distance Learning Steering Committee, established in Item 127. E. of Chapter 935, 1999 Acts of Assembly, shall be continued.  In carrying out its work, the Committee shall seek support from public and private colleges and universities to assess distance learning issues, including ways to provide for interoperability among institutions for such issues as student application, registration, and transfer of credit.  By October 15, 2000, the Steering Committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.  The report shall include a recommendation on funding needed to improve and expand distance learning and distributed education.
2.  This appropriation includes $250,000 the first year from the general fund for the Electronic Campus of Virginia to develop and maintain a comprehensive electronic entry point for on-line higher education courses and programs."

(This amendment continues the Distance Learning Steering Committee and provides funds to improve coordination of distance learning courses and programs.)